FROM THE PAGE: An excerpt from Noé Álvarez’s Accordion Eulogies

Searching, propulsive, and deeply spiritual, Accordion Eulogies is an odyssey to repair a severed family lineage, told through the surprising history of a musical instrument. Growing up in Yakima, Washington, Noé Álvarez never knew his grandfather. Stories swirled around this mythologized, larger-than-life figure: That he had abandoned his family, and had possibly done something awful that

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unCommon Authors, an Author Video Series: THE WEIGHT OF NATURE by Clayton Page Aldern

                                                        PRH Education/Common Reads presents: unCommon Authors unCommon Authors is a monthly video series highlighting exceptional and unique authors talking about their books.   The march of climate

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unCommon Authors, an Author Video Series: DEFIANT DREAMS by Sola Mahfouz and Malaina Kapoor

                                                          PRH Education/Common Reads presents: unCommon Authors unCommon Authors is a monthly video series highlighting exceptional and unique authors talking about their books.   Defiant Dreams is

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Lee McIntyre identifies the creators, amplifiers, and believers of disinformation in On Disinformation

By: Lee McIntyre On Disinformation is a small urgent book that I wrote for everyone — it’s something you can carry in your back pocket and pass on to a friend. My goal was to create a training manual for how ordinary citizens could fight back against the kind of propaganda, lies, and falsehoods that

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Author Benjamin Herold discusses teaching Disillusioned: Five Families and the Unraveling of America’s Suburbs

Outside Atlanta, a middle-class Black family faces off with a school system seemingly bent on punishing their teenage son. North of Dallas, a conservative white family relocates to an affluent suburban enclave, but can’t escape the changes sweeping the country. On Chicago’s North Shore, a multiracial mom joins an ultraprogressive challenge to the town’s liberal

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unCommon Authors, an Author Video Series: TOTAL GARBAGE by Edward Humes

                                                            PRH Education/Common Reads presents: unCommon Authors unCommon Authors is a monthly video series highlighting exceptional and unique authors talking about their books.   Total Garbage

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FROM THE PAGE: An Excerpt from Yashica Dutt’s Coming Out as Dalit

Born into a “formerly untouchable manual-scavenging family in small-town India,” Yashica Dutt was taught from a young age to not appear “Dalit looking.” Although prejudice against Dalits, who compose 25% of the population, has been illegal since 1950, caste-ism in India is alive and well. Blending her personal history with extensive research and reporting, Dutt

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FROM THE PAGE: An excerpt from Edward Humes’ Total Garbage

Total Garbage is an investigative narrative that dives into the waste embedded in our daily lives—and shows how individuals and communities are making a real difference for health, prosperity, quality of life and the fight against climate change, by a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Edward Humes.   1 Our Disposable Age The innocent question that

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FROM THE PAGE: An excerpt from Lakiesha Carr’s An Autobiography of Skin

This magisterial, intimate look at Black womanhood “follows three women whose various traumas haunt them literally and metaphorically, as it explores what it means to be a Black woman in America today” (The New York Times Book Review, Editor’s Choice). An Autobiography of Skin is a masterful portrait of interconnected generations in the South from a

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FROM THE PAGE: An excerpt from Clancy Martin’s How Not to Kill Yourself

FINALIST FOR THE KIRKUS PRIZE FOR NONFICTION ONE OF TIME’S 100 MUST-READ BOOKS OF THE YEAR ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW’S CRITICS’ PICKS ONE OF THE BOSTON GLOBE’S 55 BOOKS WE LOVED THIS YEAR ONE OF KIRKUS’S BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR How Not to Kill Yourself is an intimate, insightful, at

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FROM THE PAGE: An excerpt from Matthew Desmond’s Poverty, by America

Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Evicted reimagines the debate on poverty, making a “provocative and compelling” (NPR) argument about why it persists in America: because the rest of us benefit from it. Access educator resources for the book at: endpovertyusa.org/#teaching-resources   Chapter 1 The Kind of Problem Poverty Is I

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Poverty, by America by Matthew Desmond: Complimentary Slideshow for Classroom Use Now Available

We are pleased to share a new resource for Pulitzer Prize–winning sociologist Matthew Desmond’s Poverty, by America, out in paperback on March 26, 2024. Click here to access and download an extensive PowerPoint presentation, created to aid and enhance the teaching of the book and easily adaptable to meet educators’ course needs. In this landmark

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